Publications by authors named "H Brendan Kelleher"

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Left upper quadrant abdominal pain.

West J Emerg Med 2012 Dec;13(6):495-6

University of Southern California, Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, California.

We present a case of acute appendicitis from mobile cecum presenting with left upper quadrant abdominal pain.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2012.1.11737DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3555578PMC
December 2012

Severe hyponatremia due to desmopressin.

J Emerg Med 2006 Jan;30(1):45-7

Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck/USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA.

Nasal desmopressin (DDAVP) is a commonly prescribed antidiuretic hormone (ADH) analogue used for treatment of diabetes insipidus, polyuria and nocturnal enuresis. Although it is generally well tolerated, it can cause severe electrolyte imbalance. Numerous reports exist on cases of mild to moderate DDAVP-induced hyponatremia, yet few reports describe severe hyponatremia (Na<115 mEq/L). We present a case of a 52-year-old woman with nearly symptom-free, DDAVP-induced hypotonic hyponatremia of 104 mEq/L following a gastrointestinal illness. We describe the appropriate correction of her hyponatremia and conclude by raising awareness of the potential for severe cases of desmopressin-associated hyponatremia, even in the rather symptom-free patient.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.02.020DOI Listing
January 2006

Establishing a programme for continuous ambulatory infusion chemotherapy.

Aust N Z J Med 1997 Dec;27(6):680-4

Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Background: The development of venous access devices (VADs) and portable infusion pumps has enabled chemotherapy to be administered continuously within the home environment.

Aim: The objective of this study was to describe the experience of establishing an ambulatory chemotherapy programme for patients receiving protracted infusions (PVIs) of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).

Methods: The files of all patients receiving PVI 5-FU as a component of their treatment for gastrointestinal malignancy were reviewed. The types of VADs, infusion pump systems and their management were documented. Information packages and education programmes were developed for patients.

Results: Seventy-four patients with gastrointestinal cancer were studies. At the end of the period the Portacath was the preferred VAD, while both pumps used were found to have advantages and disadvantages. The choice of pump was decided more by patient preference than systematic differences in performance of the pumps.

Conclusions: The findings in this review confirm that, with close attention to the potential pitfalls of ambulatory chemotherapy, an acceptable service can be provided.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.1997.tb00998.xDOI Listing
December 1997

Yellow card reporting.

Br J Gen Pract 1993 Jan;43(366):35

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1372209PMC
January 1993